Wednesday, June 24
Through Aug. 9, award ceremony and reception July 11 at 7 p.m., Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, (443) 573-1700, artbma.org, free.
Last year’s selection of Sondheim finalists seemed to set the juried competition on the right track after 2013’s D.C.-pandering shit show. This year, we’re expecting to be impressed once again, with wide-ranging artwork by Zoë Charlton, Ryan Syrell, Jim Leach, Magnolia Laurie, Benjamin Kelley, Mequitta Ahuja, and Wickerham & Lomax, all of whom produce interesting work in Baltimore and contribute to the city’s art scene in a variety of ways. See the show, place your bets, and find out who wins $25k and local art-world cachet.